‘Ferry movement at Mawa is suspended to avoid accidents’- Shipping minister
The work of Padma Bridge is going on in the excess current in the river Padma. The span is not going to be installed on the Padma Bridge due to the current in the river; the ferries are getting stuck in the char. It is feared that if the ferry service resumes at night, major accidents could occur. The government does not want the Padma Bridge to be disrupted or damaged due to whims. That is why the ferry service has been suspended since evening to ensure safety and avoid accidents at the Padma Bridge.
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury made the remarks in response to questions from reporters after paying homage at mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara on Saturday (August 29) at noon.
Earlier, he paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by laying a wreath at his mausoleum. Later, he took part in the Fateha recitation and special munajat seeking the blessings of the souls of the martyred members of Bangabandhu and his family.
Mongla Port Chairman Rear Admiral M Shahjahan, BIWTC Chairman Khwaja Mia, BIWTA Chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq, Director General of the Department of Shipping Commodore Abu Zafar. Jalaluddin, Gopalganj District Awami League President and District Council Chairman Chowdhury Emdadul Haque, General Secretary Mahbub Ali Khan, Tungipara Upazila Awami League President Abul Bashar Khair, General Secretary Md. Babul Sheikh, Tungipara Municipality Mayor Sheikh Ahmed Hossain Mirza, Upazila Chairman Solaiman Biswas and other party members. Leaders and workers were present. Later, the state minister visited the Patgati launch ghat which is associated with the memory of Bangabandhu.